FacebookInstagramTwitterContact

 

Mushroom Clouds Burst Through Neutron Stars, And NASA Can Watch It Happen           >>           Wikileaks Loses Access To A Key Cryptocurrency Account           >>           Apple Will Replace Swollen Batteries In Newer Macbook Pros           >>           Foundation Laying Ceremony           >>           Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham Still Need Time To Win Trophies, 'With Me Or Another'           >>           Pep Guardiola: NYCFC's Patrick Vieira Is Qualified To Take Over Arsenal           >>           National Mazhab Syafi'i Seminar           >>           Working Paper Presentations​           >>           UCF AD Sees Promise Fulfilled As Knights Unveil Championship Banner           >>           White Sox RHP Danny Farquhar Suffered Brain Hemorrhage During Friday's Game           >>          

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE




REACH US


GENERAL INQUIRY

admin@brudirect.com

 

ADVERTISING

marketing@brudirect.com

 

PRESS RELEASE

pr@brudirect.com

 

HOTLINE

+673 222-0178 [Office Hour]

+673 223-6740 [Fax]

 



Upcoming Events





Prayer Times


The prayer times for Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts. For Tutong add 1 minute and for Belait add 3 minutes.


Imsak

: 04:42AM

Subuh

: 04:52AM

Syuruk

: 06:11AM

Doha

: 06:34AM

Zohor

: 12:20PM

Asar

: 03:33PM

Maghrib

: 06:27PM

Isyak

: 07:37PM

 



The Business Directory


 

 



Europe


  Home > Europe


Czech election: Zeman faces presidential run-off against Drahos


Milos Zeman remains popular in rural areas

 


 January 14th, 2018  |  10:34 AM  |   2201 views

CZECH

 

The Czech presidential election will go to a run-off after incumbent Milos Zeman led the first round but did not secure enough votes to win outright.

 

With nearly all results in, Mr Zeman had 39% ahead of his nearest rival Jiri Drahos on 26.3%. Turnout was 61%.

 

Mr Zeman, 73, is seeking a second five-year term but has stoked controversy with his outspoken views and pro-Russian stance.

 

The second round is scheduled for 26-27 January.

 

The BBC's Rob Cameron in Prague says Mr Zeman appears to have done worse than expected in rural areas, where his forthright views on immigrants and political correctness have traditionally struck a chord. To avoid a run-off, he needed to secure more than half the vote.

 

Mr Drahos knows he has a good chance of unseating Mr Zeman when the two men go head to head in two weeks' time, he adds.

 

Many voters who chose one of the other seven candidates are likely to switch their allegiance to Mr Drahos in the second round.

 

President Zeman has become one of the EU's most outspoken opponents of sanctions against Moscow and has also made improving relations with China a priority.

 

Mr Drahos, a pro-European academic, has been forthright in his opposition to the president, saying: "We say in Czech that 'the fish stinks from the head' and that perfectly sums up Mr Zeman's term."

 

The first round of voting, which took place over two days, passed uneventfully apart from a semi-naked protester who tried to disrupt Mr Zeman casting his vote in Prague on Friday and accused him of being in the pocket of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

She was bundled away and Mr Zeman then cast his ballot, but was visibly shaken by the incident.

 


 

Source:
courtesy of BBC NEWS

by BBC News

 

If you have any stories or news that you would like to share with the global online community, please feel free to share it with us by contacting us directly at pr@brudirect.com

 

Related News


Fishermen In Sabah Very Lucky – Musa

 2018-04-22 10:13:49

India Introduces Death Penalty For Child Rapists

 2018-04-22 09:20:25

Trump’s Oil Rant Misses New Reality: High Prices Can Help, Too

 2018-04-22 09:55:11